Issue #455 - 2020-04-13 - Open Source lives online

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Hi there,

You might know that besides this newsletter where we primarily collect content of other, I also create quite a lot of content myself. Both about Perl on the Perl Maven site and about a lot of other subject on the Code Maven site. They seem to resonate well with some people.

I am always looking for ways to reach more people with this content. I have a new experiment. LinkedIn used to be about mutual connections, but these days you can also create 'company' or 'brand' pages that people can follow without the need to know each other. I set up such a page and I call it Code Maven. I am going to share there all of my technical content. Both Perl and non-Perl.

If you find my content useful, please follow my page. That will encourage me to share more.

Enjoy your week!

Gabor Szabo



Many articles by Flavio

by Flavio Poletti (POLETTIX)

I did not have his blog in my feed reader so now you just get a link to all his recent post, but from now on I hope I'll be able to include more of his posts.

Docker Image Tags Aren't Enough

by Dave Rolsky (DROLSKY)

A call to DocerHub to allow pulling images based on labels, non only based on tags.

The Best of Perl Hacks

by Dave Cross (DAVECROSS)

Get the 50 best post from Perl Hacks now in an eBook format!

KBOS attributes

by Herbert Breunung (LICHTKIND)

KBOS (Kephra Base Object System) - the 5th part.



by Mikko Koivunalho

If you don't explicitely set the name of your Docker container, Docker will create a random name for you. Now you can do the same in Perl.


Dancer2 0.300001 Released

by Jason A. Crome (CROMEDOME)

This maintenance release brings brings a revamped tutorial, fixing of a YAML-related regression, repair of an encoding bug, and a slew of documentation fixes.


Call for Grant Proposals (March 2020 Round)

The application deadline for this round is 23:59 April 17th, UTC.

Perl Weekly Challenge

The Perl Weekly Challenge by Mohammad Anwar will help you step out from your comfort-zone. You can even win the prize money of $50 Amazon voucher by participating in the weekly challenge. We pick one winner at the end of the month among all the contributors of the month. The monthly prize is kindly sponsored by Peter Sergeant of PerlCareers.

Perl Weekly Challenge - 056

by Mohammad Sajid Anwar (MANWAR)

Don't miss the fun and try new challenges every week. For more information, please read FAQ page.

RECAP - Perl Weekly Challenge - 055

by Mohammad Sajid Anwar (MANWAR)

Recap of last week challenge. There are plenty of great solutions.

Perl Review - Perl Weekly Challenge - 053

by Ryan Thompson

Perl Solutions Review by Ryan Thompson.

Perl Review - Perl Weekly Challenge - 054

by Ryan Thompson

Perl Solutions Review by Ryan Thompson.

Flipping the Raku Wave

by Arne Sommer

Check out Arne's blog for more Raku magic.


by Javier Luque

Javier took the difficult path and used bit operator to solve the Flip Binary task. Highly Recommended.

Perl Weekly Challenge 55: Binary Numbers and Wave Arrays

by Laurent Rosenfeld

Laurent's make difficult task looks simple. Checkout his blog to find out yourself.

Perl Weekly Challenge 55: Weaving and Flippin

by Luca Ferrari

Loved how Luca dealt with Wave Array task. There is so much to learn from his work.

BLOG: The Weekly Challenge #055

by Mohammad Sajid Anwar (MANWAR)

Another week another set of Raku magics explored.


by Shahed Nooshmand

Shahed once again came up with Raku one liner. He seems to have very good control over Raku.

Perl Tutorial

A section for newbies and for people who need some refreshing of their Perl knowledge. If you have questions or suggestions about the articles, let me know and I'll try to make the necessary changes. The included articles are from the Perl Maven Tutorial and are part of the Perl Maven eBook.

Get real path (absolute path) from symbolic link (aka. softlink)

by Gabor Szabo (SZABGAB)

Given the name of a symbolic link how can you find out the absolute path to the file it points at?


An existential threat (that isn't COVID-19)

by Damian Conway (DCONWAY)

Perl luminary Peter Scott gives a TEDx talk about the future of AI and the dangers lurk in there and Damian writes about it. What else can you ask for at the beginning of this week?

My Virtual Gig-Like Thing

by Piers Cawley (PDCAWLEY)

It is too late for this Gig, but if you are interested, at least you can buy Piers a Ko-Fi or follow him on Twitch so you won't miss the next one.

Weekly collections


2020.14 More perspectives

by Elizabeth Mattijsen (ELIZABETH)

Online Events

Perl Virtual Events?

by Thomas Klausner (DOMM)

As all the in-person events are cancelled many groups started to organize on-line events.

The Perl Conference in the Cloud

Instsead of the in-person Perl Conference, the TPF started to organize an even in the Cloud. You can already submit your talk proposals!

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